Simcha Hagadol (Hakoen) Rapaport

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About Simcha Hagadol HaCohen Rapaport

The death date was:

July 4, 1717

Ori modified to:

Aug 4/1718 based on the below grave story

See Grave story here

http://www.yiddishworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9986

הגאון מוה' שמחה הכהן ראפפורט

בשנת תע"ח לאחר

פטירת הגאון מאוה"ג חכם צבי ז"ל בלבוב ביום ב׳ דר"ח אייר תע"ח לפ"ק קראו ראשי

ומנהיגי העדה דשם את הגאון רבינו שמחה הכהן הנ"ל לבוא אליהם לכהן פאר בעדתם,

ולהיות אב"ד ור"מ בק"ק לבוב והגליל, למלאות מקום הגאון חכם צבי ז"ל, והגאון

מוה' שמחה קבל המשרה הנכבדה הזאת, כי חפץ לשבת על כסא אבי אמו הגאון

מוה' יוסף במוה' אליקים געץ ז"ל שהי' מקודם אב"ד בלבוב ויצא הגאון מעירנו וילך

לבובה קרית משוש תפארתו ״ אבל לדאבון נפשו לא נהקיימה מחשבתו כי חלה באם

הדרך ונפטר והלך לעולמו בעיר שעברשין ביום ז' אב תע"ח לפ"ק

http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.asp ... 3&pgnum=66

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Mentioned in the book

עיר דובנא ורבניה

See Here

http://www.hebrewbooks.org/36875

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Ancestor of the Soloveitchik dynasty.

The Soloveitchik family includes many significant rabbinical forebears, most notably Rabbi Chaim Volozhiner, famed Talmudist and founder of the Volozhin yeshiva.

Rabbi Chaim Volozhiner ( 1749-1821), was a student of the Vilna Gaon, and thus some students of Brisk talk of a line of tradition extending "from Moses at Sinai, to Joshua, to the Elders ... to the Vilna Gaon, to Rabbi Chaim Volozhiner, and then to the Soloveitchik dynasty."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaim_Soloveitchik (see bio)

Most scholars, however, begin the Soloveitchik dynasty with Rabbi Joseph Dov (HaLevi) Soloveitchik known as the Beis HaLevi (see below), as he was the first rabbi of Brisk surnamed Soloveitchik. More significantly, the "Brisker style" described below can already be found to some degree in the Beis HaLevi's works, which is not the case for earlier ancestors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosef_Dov_Soloveitchik_(Beis_Halevi) (see bio)

All members of the Soloveitchik family are descended from the tribe of Levi and thus sometimes go by the descriptor "HaLevi".

The surname "Soloveitchik", in fact, is Polish for "nightingale"; it was chosen by the family because the primary duty of the Levites in the Temple in Jerusalem was singing. (Note that the surname "Soloveitchik" can be spelled either as presented, or as "Soloveichik", without the "t".

http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Jewish_Dynasties

11/5/10-Ori:

See http://rapaport-heb.blogspot.com/

I corrected the name Rapoport to Rappaport

This fits theHebrew spelling and the explanation in the above site

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http://hebrewbooks.org/29120 הג"מ שמחה כץ ר"פ אב"ד דובנא הוראדני לבוב